Hyderabad: Around 23,779 hectares of land notified for special economic zones (SEZs), including seven of the Centre and 11 of the states and in the private sector, are lying vacant across the country.
TS has 1,942.017 hectares notified as SEZ of which 1,410.66 hectares are vacant. Requests for two SEZs by private developers, one in AP and the other in TS, were approved in 2018-19. In total, seven SEZs were approved nationwide, six in the south.
The SEZs in the vicinity of Madhapur, Hitec City in Gachibowli are full. Those at Maheshwaram, Koheda, Saroornagar, Gopanpally and Vattinagulapally, Uppal, Chevella, Pocharam, Kokapet, Bachupally, Shameerpet, Adibatla, Mamidipally still have land available.
Due to a crunch established in the existing IT corridor, the state government has come up with the “Look East” policy. As the space is used up, the government is pushing to decentralise IT growth centres and spread them across the city evenly.
The state government is providing incentives to companies to relocate to areas where land is available. The details were shared by Union minister of commerce and industry Suresh Prabhu in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday.
About 136 of the 283.47 hectares of land belonging to Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation is vacant across various locations. The largest land parcel is of 76.89 hectares at Adibatla village, followed by 25.93 hectares in Mulugu Mandal and 24.78 hectares at Jedcharla Mandal. Likewise, 5,001.54 of 9,301.39 hectares notified in Andhra Pradesh is vacant. About 1,862.461 hectares is vacant at Kakinada, followed by 857.1 hectares in Nellore.
About 1,180 of 2579.23 hectares belonging to Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation is vacant across various locations in the state.
Proposals for setting up new SEZ are considered by the Board of Approval on the recommendation of the state government concerned. Approval of SEZs is an ongoing process, with seven proposals for setting up new SEZs being received during 2018-19 from developers. These were considered and approved by the board. Two of the proposals are in Andhra Pradesh and one in Telangana state.
Private SEZ for pharma with 51.38 hectares in Lingojigudem village at Choutuppal Mandal of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana has been approved for a private developer.
Meanwhile, 10.43 hectares in Kesarapalli village and 21.48 hectares in Ainovolu village in Andhra Pradesh have been approved for a private developer and AP Capital Region Development Authority were approved....